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Old 06-16-2009, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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When I look through all my old stuff, I can spot them -- the mistakes I made in buying things. Pants that look horrible on me. A rain jacket I only wore once. A pair of shoes that I no longer like.

I hate making mistakes because it is like throwing money out of a moving vehicle. Such a waste. But yet, they are part of the evolving wardrobe. Everyone makes mistakes, at least, I hope I'm not the only one.

Right now, I'm beating myself up for buying something stupid last week that I can't return. Why didn't I slow down and think about it? Why was I in such a hurry? Spontaneity can lead to trouble, yet other times it is a powerful creative force.

How do you deal with your fashion faux paus?
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:18 AM
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Location: MA/NH
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Why not take your "mistakes" and have a consignment shop sell them for you? Or eBay them? For most people, even if their shopping excursions are successful, they don't wear their clothing beyond one season.

I don't think that I've made that many shopping mistakes, I'm just in need of more opportunities to get dressed up to go out. Or a job where I only have to look nice and not have to haul heavy stuff about. And I think that my nieces will eventually enjoy some of my clothing collection.
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:19 AM
 
Location: southern california
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i tend to dress properly for my age. my mom wants me to dress like john travolta. i am old but very fit. several female friends told me the same thing wear form fitting clothes, but i am very old fashioned. the modesty thing.
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:44 AM
 
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My mistake is that I buy things I like, not that look good on me. I have many shirts that are better suited for framing as art... when I wear them I look like a dork
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh's 'EAST SIDE'
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How do you deal with your fashion faux paus?
I'll usually give all my fashion faux paus to the Goodwill. That's only after they've sat in my closet, untouched, for YEARS.
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Old 06-16-2009, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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Why not take your "mistakes" and have a consignment shop sell them for you? Or eBay them? For most people, even if their shopping excursions are successful, they don't wear their clothing beyond one season.
Yes, I'm probably going to do this after all my relatives clear out of town and I get my life back...Good idea!
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:05 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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I think my biggest mistake is usually buying things in colors that I really like, but just don't look good on me.
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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But we admit, we all make mistakes, right?

I once met a woman who swore that she always bought the right things and wore everything she bought. I found her statement really pompous and irritating.

The way I look at it, mistakes are a natural part of the shopping process as our tastes evolve and change. Agreed?
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Oh the worst mistake I ever made (there have been many) but the WORST was I purchased not one but two polka-dotted suits. One was turquiose with black polka-dots and the other light pink with black polka-dots..... What was I thinking???
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Northern NH
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I think we all make mistakes in buying One piece of advice that has helped me some is that when I buy things on sale I try and think to myself is would I buy this if it wasn't on sale??? I realized in the past I had bought things that were cheap and then I never ever wore them which is no bargain at all
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